Michelle Obama's Grammy appearance did not impress her mom

Michelle Obama and Marian Robinson

One can nearly imagine the playful smirk on Shields' face here; not only did Obama appear alongside little known stars like Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, and Jada Pinkett Smith, but she received the loudest applause from the crowd.

During her Becoming tour stop in Phoenix on Tuesday, the former first lady shared a text conversation with her mum about her surprise appearance at Sunday's Grammy Awards, which she opened with a speech about the power of music.

"Texts from parents" is an often-hilarious genre of humor, and former first lady Michelle Obama just contributed her own entry. Obama had received a standing ovation opening Sunday's awards show with Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Jada Pinkett Smith.

"I guess you were a hit at the Grammys", Marian said in her text.

So while the audience in attendance cheered Obama as she spoke and applauded after she had finished, her mother was more interested in whether her daughter had met any "real celebrity" at the event!

Robinson seemed to remain unimpressed when Obama called herself "a real star", replying simply with "Yeah".

Obama insisted she had, in fact, told her mom she'd be appearing.

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"No you did not", her mom wrote back.

"I told you I was going to be on it".

"Music shows us that all of it matters, every story, every voice, every note, in every song".

Following her appearance, she had tweeted how she wanted to be there for Alicia Keys who was the host for the big night.

'She had a stream of people.

Obama laughed - in emoji form - at her mom's joke. When I wasn't home at the end of the day, grandma was there.

'Well, Mom would ride in the vehicle with her to make it feel like a regular carpool'.

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